The C.D. Howe Institute’s Energy Policy Program looks at the economics of energy use and development in Canada: its contribution to national prosperity and the regulatory and fiscal changes that could enhance that contribution. The Program applies the latest thinking in public finance and resource policy to assess how governments can improve the global competitiveness of the energy sector, improve the understanding of the need for energy market access, foster the innovation that will create the energy sector of the future, and help policymakers collaborate locally, nationally and globally.

The Institute has created the Energy Policy Council to advise the program. The Council convenes industry leaders, policymakers, subject-matter experts and leading academics, for bi-annual meetings – once in Calgary, once in Toronto – to review the work program and draft papers. The role of the Council is to support and advise the Institute’s research and events program pertaining to Canada’s energy sector.

Co-Chairs

Elyse Allan, O.C.

Elyse Allan, O.C.

Former President and CEO, GE Canada
Rich Kruger

Rich Kruger

President and CEO, Imperial Oil

Members

Jürgen Beier

National Energy & Resource Leader, Deloitte Canada

Michael Bernstein

Executive Director, Canadians for Clean Prosperity
Ben Brunnen

Ben Brunnen

Vice President, Oil Sands, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Dave Collyer

Corporate Director and Business Consultant
Joseph Doucet

Joseph Doucet

Dean, Alberta School of Business
Serge Dupont

Serge Dupont

Senior Advisor, Bennett Jones
Rhona DelFrari

Rhona DelFrari

Vice-President of Communications and External Engagement, Cenovus Energy Inc.
Bob Espey

Bob Espey

President and CEO, Parkland Fuel Corporation
Dale Friesen

Dale Friesen

Vice President, Indigenous and Government Relations & Sustainability ATCO

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